No purchase or payment required to participate in this challenge contest. By registering for this contest, you agree to comply with all of the terms and conditions below. If you do not agree with any of these terms and conditions, do not register for this contest and do not submit an entry.


The online open challenge contest is open and offered only to individuals who are between 14 and 24 years residing in Nigeria. The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. 4YBY reserves the right to limit, or restrict upon notice, participation in the Contest to any person who fails to comply with these terms and conditions.

How to Enter:

To enter the Contest, visit http://4YBY.org (“Site”) during the Challenge Contest Period, accurately and truthfully complete the online registration form, accept these Terms and Conditions and follow the instructions for submitting an Participant as described on the Site and below. An “Entry” must be an original idea based a solution for the “Challenges” described further on the Site. The party accepting these Terms and Conditions and submitting an Entry is referred to as an “Participant” or “you.” Individual Participants may also enter in the form of Teams, as described below. As used herein, “Entry” means all submissions, original ideas, documents or other materials submitted to Organizers-4YBY in connection with the Challenge Contest. Each Entry must be the original creation of the Participant(s). Organizers and Partners are in no way obligated to use or continue to use any Entry. All entries must be received during the ‘4YBY challenge contest’ entry period to be eligible for consideration.

Contest Participation:

A participant may end his/her participation in any round of the challenge contest at any time by sending a brief e-mail notification to 4YBY at info@4YBY.org. Termination of the participation shall not affect any rights or obligations incurred prior to the date of termination. No form of purchase of any product or service is required for participation in the Challenge Contest.


During the judging procedure the submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by a team of judges assembled by the organizers and partners. The judges will review and judge eligible submissions based on the judging criteria described o the site. The judging criteria for the 3 different rounds of the challenge contests are described on the website.

Contest Prizes

The prizes for each round are described on the site. Winners will be notified by E-mail and phone calls. 4YBY will pay out monetary prizes via bank transfer once the winner provides his/her/their bank account information.

Intellectual Property:

“Intellectual Property Rights” means any and all tangible and intangible: (i) copyrights and other rights associated with works of authorship throughout the world, including but not limited to copyrights, neighboring rights, moral rights, and mask works, and all derivative works thereof; (ii) trademark and trade name rights and similar rights; (iii) trade secret rights; (iv) patents, designs, algorithms, utility models, and other industrial property rights, and all improvements thereto; (v) all other intellectual and industrial property rights (of every kind and nature throughout the world and however designated) whether arising by operation of law, contract, license, or otherwise; and (vi) all registrations, applications, renewals, extensions, continuations, divisions, or reissues thereof now or hereafter in force (including any rights in any of the foregoing) ; and (vii) any licenses, permissions and consents associated with (i) through (vi) above.


All Entries submitted to the contest will remain the exclusive property of the contest participants(s). Contest Organizers and partners will have the right to use all of the Ideas submitted as part of the Contest, and all images, videos, words depicted therein, in any promotion or for any non-commercial purpose. By submitting an Entry, participant(s) grants Organizers and partners the non-exclusive, unlimited, royalty-free, rights to publish in all media now known or hereafter discovered, and publicly display all Ideas for an unlimited period, and worldwide. The Organizers and Partners has the right to apply minor changes, amendments without damaging the integrity of the Entry. In case the Organizer and/or the Partner want to bring major changes to the submitted Work for publication, public relations, or exhibition purposes, the Organizer and/or the Partner will contact the participant(s) and inform him/her/them about the use to obtain the participant's consent.

Each participant, by participating in the Contest, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for the Contest Entities and their partners to use his/her name and prize information for advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, for an unlimited period, without notice or review or approval

Participants agree that Organizers and Partners shall have the sole discretion in determining the extent and manner of non-commercial use of Entries and are not obligated to use any Entry. Each Participant acknowledges that other Participants may have created ideas and concepts contained in their Submission that may have familiarities or similarities to his/her own Submission, and that he/she will not be entitled to any compensation or right to negotiate with the Contest Entities because of these familiarities or similarities.

The 5 Finalists from the Designathon Phase, agree that they are participating in the Entrepreneurial Start-up Training Program where they will receive training and advice from mentors to advance and finish up their entries from the designathon. Also, that 4YBY will disclose the name of mentors who worked with them and information about the development process in the form of text, images, pictures etc. when making public announcements about the training and project.

If the submission has received, sponsored or obtained in whole or part, technical or material funding by a third party, the name of the individual, organization or company and condition between them must be informed to 4YBY of the nature and extent of sponsorship.

Contest Terms of Submission:

Proof of an uploaded Submission does not constitute proof or evidence that Organizers received the Entry within the Contest Period or that it is otherwise eligible for the Contest. Organizers reserves the right to disqualify and/or remove any Submission or Participant for any reason or no reason within its sole and absolute discretion. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall require 4YBY to monitor or edit the Site or any Submissions for offensive or otherwise objectionable content. Notwithstanding the foregoing, 4YBY may reject or remove from the Site or Contest any Submission which might be considered, offensive, defamatory, obscene, illegal, harmful, in violation of Organizers’ website use or privacy policies, or that otherwise falls short of Organizers’ standards. All Participants shall use the Site according to these Terms and Conditions and any applicable website use policy posted on the Site.

Representations, Warranties and Indemnities:

Each of the entries represents and warrants that he or she has read, understands and will follow the contests official rules. Applicants further represent and warrant that their submission and all materials and matter therein: (1) are single handedly original with such applicant and not a copy or imitation of any other material; (2) will not infringe or violate any right whatsoever, including, without limitation, any personal rights (e.g., defamation, privacy, false light, moral right, etc.) or any property rights (e.g., copyright, trademark, right to ideas, etc.) of any person or entity and the use thereof will result in no third party liability or obligations; and (3) is not the subject of any threatened or pending litigation, claim or dispute that might give rise to litigation, which adversely affects or in any way prejudices, impairs or diminishes the rights granted hereunder or the value thereof. Each submission further represents and warrants that he or she has the right to agree to and fully perform consistent with these Official Rules and the consent of no third parties are required to grant the rights hereunder. Participants further acknowledges and agrees that he/she has not previously granted, assigned or otherwise hypothecated his/her Submission to any other third party. Further, each Entrant represents and warrants that Sponsor’s use of any Submission shall not violate an agreement to which such Entrant has signed. Entrants agree to indemnify and hold the Released Parties (defined below) harmless from and against any third party claim, to the extent relating to any breach of any representation, warranty or covenant made by such Entrant in connection with his or her acceptance of these Official Rules or Contest activities.

General Conditions:

Participants grants permission to Organizers and its authorized representative to use his/her name, photograph, video, voice and/other likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the internet and world wide web, in perpetuity, without notice, consideration, review and approval. Participants shall at all times comply with any Authorized Usage Policy and for the website.

Following the Contest Period, 4YBY shall not be required to retain records of any Submission. Participants should direct any request to access, update, or correct information to Organizers. Organizers are not responsible for human error, theft, destruction, or damage to Submissions, or other factors beyond its reasonable control. Organizers reserve the immediate right to disqualify any Participant who, in Organizers’ sole discretion: (i) is not in compliance with these Terms and Conditions, (ii) tampers with the Submission process, the Contest, or the Site; or (iii) is acting in an uncooperative, unsportsmanlike, disruptive, abusive, or threatening manner. Neither Organizers, nor its employees, officers, directors, agents, contractors, representatives, affiliates, advertising/promotion agencies (“Released Parties”) shall assume any responsibility whatsoever for delayed, failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions; technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines or technical failures or difficulties; the incorrect or inaccurate capture or failure to capture information whether caused by Site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, Entry, or other information; the failure to capture any such information; or errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network or otherwise arising out of or relating to the Contest, theft, loss, destruction or damage to Entries, in whole or in part, or other factors beyond their reasonable control. Once submitted, an Entry cannot be deleted or cancelled. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to Participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest or downloading materials from or use of the Site.



Limitation of Liability and Release:

By participating in the Contest, Participants agree to that organizers, partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, distributors, licensors, licensees, representatives, attorneys, and advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns ('Released Parties') will have no liability whatsoever for, and will be released and held harmless by participant for any and all claims (including, without limitation, losses, damages or injuries to Entrant's or any other person’s equipment or other property, or to their persons, related to participation in the Contest; or arising out of any violation of rights of publicity or privacy, or claims of defamation or portrayal in a false light; or based on any claim of infringement of intellectual property; or from any typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering, selection, operation or announcement of any Contest activity and/or prize). Organizers and Partners maintain no control over the personnel, equipment or operation of any air, water or surface carrier, ship line, bus or limousine company, transportation company, hotel as a part of the prizes provided in connection with the Contest; and will not be responsible or liable for any injury, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or other irregularity that may be caused. Each Participant further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Released Parties from and against any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest and to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against Released Parties. The Released Parties are not responsible for the actions of Participants in connection with the Contest, including Participants’ attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest


In the event Organizers are prevented from continuing with the Contest by any event beyond its control, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Contest. Organizers additionally reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion: (1) to modify, suspend or terminate the Contest should causes beyond Organizer’s control corrupt or interfere with the administration, integrity, operation, security or proper play of the Contest.

Governing Law/Limitation of Liability:

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of Applicants, Partners, and organizers or the Released Parties in connection with the Contest will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to everyone who uses 4YBY.org as of October 1, 2018. This privacy policy explains how we utilize personal details that have been submitted to us via 4YBY.org, such as names or email addresses ('Personal Data') and how we protect your privacy ('Privacy Policy'). It is our responsibility to ensure that we handle your Personal Data with due care. We will neither sell nor trade your Personal Data nor will we infringe your personal rights in any way. If you register on 4YBY.org, you disclose your Personal Data. This Personal Data will only be collected, transferred, processed and used for the purpose of making the services provided by 4YBY.org available to you (especially for our Contests in order to establish the contact between Participant and Organizer). Organizers and Partners of the Contests will not use the contact details for other private or commercial purposes, e.g. for promotional purposes especially, but not limited to, unrequested and uninvited advertising by email, or to be contacted by mail. We may collect process and use the following Personal Data: e-mail address and contact data, transactional data based on your activities on our website (such as requests and content you generate or that relates to your account). As a condition of entering a Contest, each Participant gives consent for Organizer(s) to obtain and deliver his or her name, address and other information to third parties including Contest Entities for the purpose of administering the Contest and to comply with applicable laws, regulations and rules. Any information Participants provide to Organizer(s) may be used to communicate with Participant in relation to a Contest or on a Contest Winners list.

Validity of Official Rules

In the event that individual Terms become entirety or partially invalid or impracticable, the validity of the remaining Terms shall remain and will not be affected. Instead of the invalid or impracticable Terms the Parties will agree upon such reasonable Terms that correspond as closely and legally possible to what the Parties – if they had considered the matter initially in light of such invalidity or impracticability – would have agreed upon according to the sense and purpose of these Terms. The same shall apply to omissions.